Thaksin - Why I sold City

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Thaksin Shinawatra says he is selling Man City to help the club progress and compete at the highest level.

Deeper pockets than mine were needed, says former Thai PM

Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra says he is selling the club to help them move forward and compete at the highest level. Beset with problems off the pitch, the former Thai Prime Minister agreed to sell out to the Abu Dhabi United Group on transfer deadline day. The mega-rich new owners then gave fans a glimpse of the future with Robinho's shock £32.5million British record move to City later the same day. Shinawatra was at Eastlands to see the Blues lose 3-1 to Chelsea on Saturday and he told Sky Sports that he needed help to push the club on. He told Sky Sports News: "I need someone that can really move the club forward. "So during my difficulty, it is very difficult for me by myself to push the club forward because the competition is getting fiercer and fiercer and the players are getting more expensive so we need deeper and deeper pockets, an owner that really loves football and would like to push the club forward."

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